We were treated to the Olympics last month. As I watched those athletes compete as both the finest example of human health and fitness, as well as the finest representation of people and nations at their very best, my thoughts turned to mere mortals — my own health, and the health of those I lead, serve, and work with. Of ensuring the health and well-being of the people you lead, I have been advised that:
Leaders consider the environment in which they and their people work, attending to safety and well-being. They effectively identify and manage stress. They set a personal health example with emphasis on a program of physical fitness and emotional strength. Leaders encourage others to develop personal programs including physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
I am curious for your thoughts and insight as to how we, as leaders of teams, organizations, corporations, government — and wherever else we work — promote and support the health and well-being of the people we lead (and, ultimately, serve).